Macromedia software ready for Linux
CodeWeavers, a Linux software maker that specializes in products that enable Windows applications to run on a Linux PC, announced a new version of its software Monday, along with support for Macromedia's Flash and Dreamweaver Web design tools. Other applications version 2.1 of CrossOver Office supports include Microsoft's Office XP productivity software, Intuit's Quicken personal finance software and Adobe Systems' Photoshop image-editing application.
CodeWeavers is one of several companies that are hoping to make Linux more popular by offering emulator programs that allow it to run software that's written for other operating systems. The company's programs are based on WINE (Windows Emulator), open-source software that's intended to mimic a Windows environment, and were originally backed by desktop Linux evangelist Lindows. CrossOver Office 2.1 is now available for $59.95 per user.